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10 week old cockerel. Is he barred?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by butterfliesdoku, May 18, 2016.

  1. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2015
    This is "Surprise" the 10 week old cockerel. His mom was a Silver Grey Dorking and daddy possibilities are Easter Egger, Gamefowl, and a Barred Rock/Welsummer cross. I got rid of the Barred Rock cross a month or two before the hen laid this egg that became this cockerel. Could he still be the dad or do Silver Grey Dorkings have a hidden barred gene? Or is he not even barred?
  2. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2016
    Southwest Texas
    He looked barred to me, reminds me of a Barred Rock.
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2016
    Definitely has some barred genes, but looks kinda splotchy.

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